OTL: Episode #37

(podcasting from the OTL home office of executive producer Andy Hermann) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann present the alternate version of their very first WLUW Pledge Drive Spectacular — featuring a conversation with Chicago’s First Ward Alderman (and 2008 congressional candidate) Manny Flores. WLUW Pledge Drive; support OTL and your community radio station WLUW now, by calling 773-508-7300, or by donating online at the link above Manny Flores – Chicago First Ward Alderman; on life in the Chicago City Council, and his run for Congress in 2008

OTL: Episode #32

(podcasting “from” the green room at Second City Chicago) (broadcasting on the 100-watt go-getter WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann discover a local bloggy neighborhood, they discuss a comedy legend, they tour the “lower” streets in Chicago, and then they learn about online audio tours. America’s Top 10 Bloggiest Neighborhoods; Outside.In ranks Rogers Park at #5 Tom Farley – Managing Director, The Chris Farley Foundation; on the comic legend and keeping his name and spirit alive OTL audio tour; Mike and Andy hit the “lower” streets in Chicago Mike Salvatore – Founder and President, AudioSnacks; on user-generated audio tours for around the world (segue music this week by Ellen Rosner)

OTL: Episode #30

HAPPY EARTH DAY !! (podcasting “from” the middle of Humboldt Park) (broadcasting on the 100-watt solar-powered generator WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann present an ALL-GREEN show with OTL memories and outtakes, a conversation about socially-conscious networking, and a look Chicago’s Earth Day celebrations. OTL memories and outtakes; Andy & Mike share some memories and play an OTL show outtake Peter Nicholson – Executive Director, Foresight Design Initiative; on social networking through Chicago Green Drinks 2006 Olympics announcement; Mike loses track of Andy in a Wrigleyville bar Peggy Stewart – Manager of Outdoor and Environmental Education, Chicago Park District; about Chicago’s Earth Day happenings (segue music this week by Orbert Davis)

OTL: Episode #28

(podcasting “from” Michigan Avenue, next to an R2-D2 mailbox) (broadcasting on the 100-watt flamethrower WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann take a virtual trip through Uptown, they review some recent news, and then they discuss small claims court lawsuits. Martha Bayne – senior editor, Chicago Reader; about their “Uptown” issue, and Chicago neighborhoods OTL News Roundup; American Gladiators and REO Speedwagon Derek Monroe – the King of Small Claims; on consumer activism through lawsuits (segue music this week by The Emerald Lizards)